Wednesday, September 17, 2014

All Natural

The big question: why is "natural" scolded in society? Why is it not acceptable to cry in public? Why is it not okay to go out without a stitch of makeup? Why can't a singer sing without it being auto-tuned and edited? The list goes on and on...

In this picture I have zero amounts of makeup on. The day this was taken, I was crying all day. My friend wanted me to take photos of her so I was like "Ok, I need to get out of the house."

At the end, she ended up taking a few photos of me. I didn't know how I'd look... No makeup, my hair up in a pony tail. But of course, I was wearing my American Apparel easy jeans... so hey, I felt somewhat good about my appearance.

I didn't think much of the pictures. We walked around town a little, had an impromptu meet-up with some friends at the restaurant everyone hangs out at in town. But during the whole thing, I felt a bit insecure. Like I'm sitting there, everyone around, wearing a cute outfit but having two hormone-induced pimples on my cheeks. Did I look bad? Did I look ugly?

Then, when I got home, I saw the pictures. And I realized natural beauty should be embraced. You're not always going to like what you see, but take a look in the mirror every morning before you wash your face, brush your hair, put on makeup, and tell yourself you're beautiful... because it's true: you are.

Don't care so much about what other people think. This life is for you, nobody else.

Be yourself because I guarantee there will be at least 1 or 2 people (if not more!) that really love the real you.

Try it: walk around without makeup and feel amazing. It'll take a while to get there, but it's something that could change your outlook and ultimately your life.

Thank you for reading,
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Monochrome + Sam Smith?

While searching the internet up and down for who knows what, I found this photo of some retro, 20th century fashion:

I instantly fell in love with this because:
1) I love vintage looks 
2) It's monochrome and that's so in right now, not to mention I just love love love the trend.
3) It reminds me of a shirt/dress/pattern we sell at American Apparel.
4) Sam Smith actually wears the AA shirt with that pattern in his Leave Your Lover music video.

The shirt the girl is wearing and the American Apparel one are pretty similar. From these inspirations, I'm going to create my own spin on it. 

First off, this AA spaghetti strap baby doll dress is perfect. Every time I walk past it in the store, I want it. I'll most likely be buying it very soon, unless something else new catches my eye.

Personally, if I do end up purchasing this with my latest paycheck, then I'll also end up buying some AA accessories to pair with it. Since it'll be fall soon, I'd pair it with this cardigan and some tights. I also love booties, so hopefully (crossing my fingers) the location I work at will be getting the city boot in soon.

But here's some other accessories and inspiration you might like!
Let me know what you think of this post in the comments below!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

So Cher Horowitz (OOTD)

As some of you might know, I'm in love with Cher Horowitz style in the movie "Clueless". She rocks a plaid skirt almost all the time, especially when she wears this iconic outfit:

So the other day for work, I channeled my inner Cher. This was the result:

Let me know what you think!

Here's some inspiration to create your own Clueless outfit!

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